Friday, January 7, 2011

Cleaning out the Pantry Part 1

With every New Year comes resolutions, cleaning, organizing and simplifying, and re-establishing healthy eating goals. And so in keeping with the theme I thought now was as perfect a time as ever to clean out the panty {and fridge & freezer}. This means only grocery shopping for the necessities; produce, milk, meat & eggs and using, cooking and eating everything we have on-hand, with the exception of the bulk-sized containers of sea salt, spices and the like. I’ve wanted to do this for a while now but every time the thought crossed my mind it was just wasn’t good timing. Now that things have calmed down, I finally have the time to actually go through our pantry and take stock of what we have and choose recipes to get rid of eat all the food.

Enter the 3 ‘family size’ jars of pasta sauce, that were buy 2 get 3 free at the store, that have made a permanent home on the counter because they don’t fit in the pantry.
I’m curious to see just how long it will take us to clean out and start afresh. I’m hoping to buy even more organic this year and eventually transition to all organic. Thanks to Trader Joe’s (love that place), this will be pretty easy and even easier on my wallet.
  Stay tuned for the inventory and some recipes; who knows what random foods we’ve accumulated.



  1. i love trader joe's as well and their prices are the best!!
    looking forward to some recipes! happy friday :)

  2. You have motivated me to do the exact same thing! I'm sure there are some pretty old and useless items in our pantry right now. I just did some serious damage at Trader Joe's this afternoon :) I love that place!